Joshua Mercer

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Joshua Mercer

Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer is also bimonthly columnist with Catholic Pulse. Mercer previously served as Washington Correspondent for the National Catholic Register and Chairman for Students for Life of America. He lives in Michigan with his wife and five children.

Recent Posts


Summer is over. Now it is the time to get in The Loop.

Summer is over. Kids are back in school. And there's lots of news for Catholics to be watching -- from the fight to defund Planned Parenthood to the all the news on the 2016 race. Thankfully, t... More


Surprising, but true: Millions of Americans think Planned Parenthood doesn’t do abortions

327,653. That's the number of abortions performed by Planned Parenthood in their fiscal year 2013. And you don't have to take my word for it. Planned Parenthood says so in their 2013-2014 annual re... More


Pro-abortion Democrat played GOP voters like a fiddle

Remember Todd Akin? He was the Republican candidate for the Senate seat in Missouri back in 2012. He became a national rallying cry for pro-abortion Democrats. Every Republican candidate in the... More


Editor’s note about the presidential primary

Everyone has opinions. The many gifted writers who blog here at are no exception. If you see an article criticizing or congratulating a candidate, please understand: It is the opi... More


Are you upset that yesterday’s Senate vote failed?

Tell me if you've heard this conversation before: "If we want to win on pro-life, all we have to do is elect Republicans." "No, the GOP doesn't care about abortion, they're just saying that t... More


Here are the top ten favorite articles this month

David Letterman retired, so now I can do a Top Ten list. And just like his, mine isn't funny. These are the Top Ten Most Interesting Articles, according to our Loopers -- the faithful subscribers ... More

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At least three Catholics have 2016 on their minds

Before we get started, I wanted to be clear: 1. Just because someone calls themselves Catholic doesn't mean we should automatically take them at their word. We've been burned too many times, from peo... More


Funny video mocks Hillary-obsessed media

I hate when videos automatically play sound, so I won't make this one do that. But you simply HAVE to turn on the sound button (bottom right corner) to get the full effect of this video: ... More


UPDATED: Where the 2016 candidates stack up on religious liberty

NOTE: As I was finishing this post, I noticed that Maggie Gallagher published a similar article on this same topic over at The Pulse 2016. Go read her article as well!  UPDATED TO INCLUDE NEW ... More


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